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  • Leading Accountants WHA Associates provides summary & guidance on VAT changes

    On 8 July 2020, as highlighted in our previous post, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a six-month reduction in the VAT rate on supplies of food and non-alcoholic drinks from restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés.  The Chancellor also announced that the same VAT reduction would apply to supplies of accommodation and admission to tourist attractions. […]

  • Accountant WHA raises issues with Furlough and possible Redundancies

    Urgent clarification needed over redundancy and notice period rules during furlough The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is so far estimated to have cost the Treasury around £14bn per month and helped protect millions of jobs in the UK. However, there is a feeling that the furlough scheme, as it is called, is also delaying […]

  • Travlaw explains about Flexi Furlough

    Whilst we await guidance on the changes to the furlough scheme to be published on 12 June, we recap below the changes to the furlough scheme announced by the Chancellor on 1 June 2020 and when they will come into play. 10 June 2020 – The last date upon which employers can place employees on […]

  • Legal firm Travlaw advises implications for employers over Track & Trace

    Today the Government launched the Track and Trace system, in its fight against COVID-19 and to ease up lockdown. An individual deemed to be at risk of catching COVID-19 due to contact with an infected person, will be instructed  to self- isolate for 14 days, although members of their families do not have to self-isolate […]

  • COVID-19 Airline Refund policies

    There are two distinct types of airline, low cost airlines such as easyJet and IATA airlines such as British Airways and depending on which category the airline falls in can impact its refund policy. Under the current Covid-19 pandemic most governments are now advising against all but essential travel which means airlines are increasingly forced […]

  • COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice update 23/3/20

    As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are […]

  • Information on the deferral of this quarter’s VAT payments

    VAT Payment Returns This deferment will apply to all UK businesses, and will be automatic. There is no need to apply for this or to notify HMRC that you will not be paying. There is no detail yet as to whether direct debits will be cancelled automatically, but if not, these will need to be […]

  • COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice update

    As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. Read more here:

  • FCO – Exceptional travel advisory notice

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions. All countries may restrict travel without notice. Read more here:

  • Travel advice: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    In response to global coronavirus measures the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) is advising against all and all but essential travel to some countries, cities and regions. t&g clients must check the travel advice to the countries they are operating to. The FCO have advised that they are updating the travel advice as quickly as possible […]